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2 Californians arrested with 14 pounds of suspected heroin in western Colorado

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Posted at 11:25 AM, Feb 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-10 13:25:22-05

MESA COUNTY, Colo. – Two California residents were on Tuesday arrested with nearly 14 pounds of suspected heroin, according to law enforcement authorities.

A Mesa County sheriff’s deputy pulled a car over about 30 miles east of the Utah-Colorado border on I-70 because the car didn’t have a license plate and had a dark tint on the driver’s-side window, the sheriff’s office says.

The sheriff’s office says the deputy got permission to search the vehicle after allegedly smelling marijuana, and found six packages hidden behind a panel in the car that contained nearly 14 pounds of a white powder that tested positive for heroin.

The Western Colorado Drug Task Force arrested Ricky Medina, 24, and April Gomez, 23, on felony drug charges. Both are being held on $50,000 cash-only bonds at the Mesa County Detention Facility.

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